Letters To The Editor

Shootings: Less About Guns

To The Reader’s Forum: The country is full of people who believe demonstrations and slogans and Democrats and laws will stop mass shootings and save lives. Fifty years ago we didn’t have regular mass killings. We had just as many guns and just as much mental illness and not as many gun ...

Threat Of Gun Violence Affects All Of Us

To The Reader’s Forum: I am writing this letter not as a former school attorney for several local districts nor as a former U.S. Army officer, but rather as a grandfather now in his seventies. I write out of concern for my grandchildren and for the children, grandchildren, nieces and ...

Remembering Billy Graham The Evangelist

To The Reader’s Forum: To hear about the death of Billy Graham, hardly anyone is known better as an evangelist during our time than him. Yet, it’s not about him as it was the Word of God he preached passionately and directly to lost people calling them to repentance and faith in Jesus ...

Don’t Be Complacent Re: Gun Control

To The Reader’s Forum: Well, it’s happened again. We knew it would — another school shooting with this time at least 17 dead. It’s the 18th shooting incident at a school this year and we’re less than two months into the new year. There are already the usual messages of prayers and ...

Solve The DACA Situation Fairly

To The Reader’s Forum: What to do with “Dreamers,” those undocumented persons who have been in the U.S. through no fault of their own and are registered under the rules of the “DACA” program. Based on action by President Trump as well as inaction by the Congress, DACA eligibles will ...

The Best Super Bowl

To The Reader’s Forum: It says something about my age, but I have lived through all 52 Super Bowls. I went to three of them, including the defeat of the Buffalo Bills in Minneapolis. Thus, I deem myself to have some credentials when it comes to judging the quality of this national ...

Private Or Gov’t-Owned Landfill? (Not Dump)

To The Reader’s Forum: Frank Witgen’s op-ed regarding Chautauqua County’s solid waste program highlights a central County objective, as stated in their Solid Waste Management Plan: “Although the County owns and operates the Ellery Landfill, it has made a commitment to encourage ...

Sealand Waste, LLC VS Eastern Bluebird, Our NY State Bird

To The Reader’s Forum: I have been involved in conservation efforts of the eastern bluebird since settling in the town of Carroll 50 years ago. I have a trail of 22 nestboxes along the route to the proposed landfill that Sealand wants to bring to our town. With 110 vehicles (77 are trucks) ...

DREAMERS And Fair Immigration

To The Reader’s Forum: I kept hearing politicians, pundits and progressives say that that we’re a nation of immigrants. Something didn’t sound quite right about that. It sounded more politically correct than true. Still, I couldn’t put my finger on it, until I heard someone slice ...

Reader Dismayed By ‘State Of The Union’

To The Reader’s Forum: The President’s “State of The Union” speech proved dramatically, and positively exactly what our Democratic Congress will not stand for. Not for our flag, the national anthem, our military, our veterans, our new budget, the amazing increase in the stock market, ...

Reader Disagrees With Law Allowing Young Hunters

To The Reader’s Forum: In a week that saw three more school shootings, bringing the total of school shootings for the first 3 weeks of January to 11, our state Senate approved a measure to permit 12- and 13-year-old children to hunt with long guns. What could motivate the Senate to ...

Dump Site Distinction Must Be Made Clear

To The Reader’s Forum: It’s great to read The Post-Journal Editorial Department’s (01/25/18) endorsement of business competition, particularly going forward with Chautauqua County’s solid waste landfill laws and operations. However, a very important distinction must be clearly ...

Reader Tired Of Blame Game After Gun Violence

To The Reader’s Forum: Well it happened again. Another mass shooting. Now we will go through the same political garbage we always do. Ultimately the guns will be blamed, not the shooter or his mental state. Once again all shooting enthusiasts will be lumped together to share the blame. As ...

Coach: Proud Of Players, On And Off The Field

To The Reader’s Forum: I am extremely proud to be able to say that I have, not one or two, but 10 athletes from the girls varsity soccer team here at Cattaraugus-Little Valley that are now part of the C-LV Chapter of National Honor Society. As I look at this photo of these girls, I ...

Attacks On Colleges Are Not Justified

To The Reader’s Forum: The Heartland Institute bills itself as a “libertarian think tank.” However, its agenda is suspect. It was in the forefront of denying the health effects of second-hand tobacco smoke while taking significant dollars from tobacco companies. Heartland has also ...

IDA PILOT An Outrageous Misuse Of Funds

To The Reader’s Forum: Approving the PILOT for Big Wind in Chautauqua County on January 23 was an outrageous misuse of tax-payers’ funds. The CCIDA should not approve any favorable financial special treatment for any major business, without first doing an objective and comprehensive ...

Our Nation Is In A Time Of Crisis

To the Reader’s Forum: The dysfunction we are seeing in politics is a perfect example of ‘fiddling while Rome burns.’ Not only is our political class more interested in rewarding themselves and their friends while most people suffer, but they are failing to provide leadership in a time ...

Unseemly Attacks On A Good Man

To The Reader’s Forum: I have been following with fascination the repeated public comments and obsession that City Councilman Anthony Liuzzo has with former City Council President Greg Rabb. Mr. Liuzzo’s continuing negative comments about Mr. Rabb and his criticizing his appointment ...

Liuzzo: An Active Public Will Improve Transparency

To The Reader’s Forum: It is my great honor to serve the city of Jamestown as city councilman at-large for the next two years. The unexpected results of this election are testimony that the people of Jamestown are listening and want to see a change in the administration of city government. ...

Residents Affected By Landfill Should Be Informed

To The Reader’s Forum: Attention residents of the Town of Carroll, and surrounding areas of Kiantone, Ellicott, Jamestown, Falconer, Town of Poland, Kennedy, Russell and Warren, Pa. Sealand Waste LLC has again applied for a permit to purchase 50 acres Jones-Carroll property at 309 Dodge ...